The educational unit (FM-003) is designed to investigate and visualize the pressure losses in pipe elements. The unit can be used to assess how different pipe geometries affect the flow.
- The energy loss in fittings apparatus consists of a series of fittings, a flow control valve, 10 tube manometers for displaying pressures, a pressure gauge , and an air-bleed valve.
- The fittings: long bend, area enlargement, area contraction, elbow, short bend , and ball valve are connected in a series configuration and will be examined for their head loss coefficient.
- The experimental unit is positioned easily and securely on the work surface of the main hydraulic unit.
- The water is supplied and the flow rate is measured by the main hydraulic unit.